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Kar Yu Jody Sin

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Hong Kong
English, Chinese
Mediation Profile

I have been qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong in October 1993. I have specialized in civil litigation and worked with both local and international law firms in Hong Kong.  I was the Senior Professional Support Lawyer in the Litigation Department of DLA Piper Hong Kong before I left the firm.  Commencing from October 2011, I have started a full time mediation practice.  I am also a Consultant at a law firm, Wanda Tong & Company.

I have been a dispute resolution lawyer in my legal practice, with substantial experience in commercial litigation, property-related litigation, arbitration, insurance, personal injury and health and safety litigation.  Regarding my practice in mediation, I mediate a broad range of commercial disputes (see below).   

I am able to mediate with a range of mediation styles, including both facilitative and evaluative and it varies with the parties' needs and expectations of the process. I emphasize substantial preparation for the mediation session, seek to connect with the parties and counsels and understand the dispute thoroughly before the mediation. Direct dialogue between the parties and their counsels is encouraged and I use both joint sessions and caucuses during the process. I persevere and help parties to reach solution as much as possible and will assist in post-mediation negotiation as and when it is necessary.

I mediate a broad range of disputes, such as employment, discrimination and workplace disputes, insurance, medical negligence and professional indemnity claims, property actions, shareholder disputes, probate actions and family disputes.

  • Accredited Mediator, trainer, assessor and coach of Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited (HKMAAL)
  • Accredited Mediator, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
  • Accredited Mediator, Hong Kong Law Society
  • Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators
  • Mediator of International Commercial Court-Connected Mediation Centre of Qianhai
  • Solicitor Mediator, Shenzhen Qianhai Chamber of Commerce
  • Solicitor, Hong Kong Law Society
  • CINERGY Certified Conflict Management Coach

1. Professor Christopher To
[email protected]
2. Mr Roy Cheng
Unit D, 4th Floor, 88 Commercial Building, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
852 28516006
[email protected]

Training and Education
  • Harvard Negotiation Institute (2011, 2013, 2016)
  • Programme on Negotiation at Harvard Law School (2011)
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Professor Laurence Boulle and Robyn Hooworth, “Advanced Mediation Masterclass, Hong Kong”(January 2015)
  • CINERGY Conflict Management Coaching Workshop (May 2015)
  • Restorative Justice Practices - Essential concepts and practices of Victim-Offender Mediation  (June 2014)
  • Mediation Centre of Dutchess County, USA, “Mediation: The Transformative Framework” (June 2013)
  • Mediation Representation Training by Hal Abramson, Professor of Law,
    Touro Law Centre, New York (May 2011)
  • The Centre For Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) course on Mediation Advocacy (2007 and 2008)
  • Dana Mediation Institute Inc, “Managing Workplace Conflict” (June 2005)
  • Accord Group (1999)
  • I am an adjunct lecturer with the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) and has been a trainer of HKIAC/HKMAAL accredited mediation courses.  
  • I am a trainer for mediation skills workshops for a wide variety of organizations,  including government departments and professional/learning institutes.
  • I also teach courses and programmes on wider application of mediation eg workplace mediation and complaints handling courses.
  • Speaker at conference at Brazilian Centre of Mediation and Arbitration (CMBA) titled “Gained knowledge and Future Learnings”,  "Regulation of the Mediator Profession" (November 2017)
  • Local Organizing Committee member and panel speaker at Global Pound Conference, Hong Kong (February 2017)
  • Speaker at IBA Conference, “Mediator v. arbitrator: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde?” (December 2016)
  • Speaker at the Mediation Conference n Hong Kong, "Mediate First – Advance with the times", "Choosing the Suitable Mediation Tools
    and Achieving Results" (May 2016)
  • Speaker at the Mediation Conference  in Hong Kong,  “Mediate First for a Win-Win Solution”, for the session, “Mediation in the Business sector: “Decoding commercial disputes” (May 2014)
  • Article, “Conflict coaching can be vital for mediation”, September 2015
  • Article, “Occupy Central: Resolving the Current Impasse” at Mediate.com, October 2014
  • Article, “Without mediation, everyone sinks in dock-workers strike”, May 2013
  • Co-authoring the chapter on “Mediation” of Hong Kong Civil Justice Reform Practice Manual, Sweet & Maxwell, 2010
  • Co-authoring the chapter on “Appeals” of Hong Kong Civil Justice Reform Practice Manual, Sweet & Maxwell, 2009

I subscribe to the following:
Code of Professional Conduct of the International Mediation Institute
Hong Kong Mediation Code

I am subject to the following complaint processes:

IMI Professional Conduct Assessment Process
Tthe complaint process of Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited

My professional liability insurance is provided through my affiliation with my law firm, Wanda Tong & Company.

Kar Yu Jody
Jody Sin
852 21856404
852 92622233
852 37436263
The Resolution Mediation Consultants Ltd
Unit 1101 11th Floor Harbour Centre
25 Harbour Road, Wanchai,
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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